Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stays execution of Fabian Hernandez

In an order issued on April 1, 2020, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals determined that the execution of Fabian Hernandez, which was scheduled for April 23, “should be stayed at the present time.” He was sentenced to death for the murders of his estranged wife, Renee Hernandez, and Arturo Fonseca in El Paso in 2006. Hernandez is one of two people sentenced to death in El Paso in the last decade.  

Six execution dates still remain scheduled by the State of Texas through September. Two other executions were stayed by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in March “in light of the current health crisis and the enormous resources needed to address that emergency.”